Album: Hidden Manna
Label: Nocturnal Reign (NR-01)
Limitation: 100 Hand-numbered Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
One of a great many surprises of 2014, this young Charlottesville band came seemingly out of nowhere with their debut album of powerful, atmospheric styled black metal. With no preceding demos (that I'm aware of) and an almost non-existent amount of hype, this cassette has quickly grown to become one of my favorite unsung albums of the year. Special thanks to my friend Ethan for turning me on to this incredible album. Recommended for fan's of Bastard Sapling's forward thinking (but also highly traditional) debut.